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Stroke can happen to anyone including babies and children. The causes of stroke for children are very different from those for adults. This leaflet explains what can cause stroke in babies and children and how they are treated.
People with a type of irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation (AF) are five times more likely to have a stroke. This guide explains what AF is, how it increases your risk of stroke and how it is treated.
You might be prescribed blood-thinning medication to reduce your risk of a TIA or stroke. This guide describes some of the different types of blood-thinning medication available and why you might be prescribed them.
Around 85% of strokes are ischaemic, and happen because of a blockage or 'clot' cutting off the blood supply to part of your brain.This guide explains what an ischaemic stroke is, what can cause you to have one, and how it is usually diagnosed and treated.
High blood pressure is the biggest risk factor for stroke, affecting 5.5 million people in the UK alone. This guide explains the link between high blood pressure and stroke, the medication used to treat it and the steps you can take to lower your blood pressure.
For some people, getting back behind the wheel is a main priority after a stroke. This guide has information about how stroke and transient ischaemic attack (TIA) can affect your ability to drive and what you need to do if you want to get back in the drivers seat.
Smoking doubles your risk of death from stroke, so quitting is one of the best things you can do to reduce your risk. This guide explains the link between smoking and stroke and what support is available to help you stop.